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i hate so much when rich people claim they could live on minimum wage

you can’t. you absolutely fucking can’t.

it’s not just about how literally impossible it can be or how the rich are so accustomed to luxury they wouldn’t be able to stomach being poor – it’s about the fact that any experience rich people have had with poverty was temporary.

“to prove that $8/hr is humane i lived on minimum wage for a month – and it was fine. you just have to spend wisely and be frugal.”

i promise any rich person who’s done (if they even have) something like that was ACHING by the end of that month. that week. they were edging out the end of that month thinking “after this i can go back to my cozy $100k a year, i just have to get this month over with”

it’s livable, right? this guy proved it. one month and he’s sure – it’s totally doable! he ate gross food and kept his lights off and his AC off and scrounged up change for gas for a month and it wasn’t THAT bad!

but man…. imagine if that was your whole life.

i’m sure they felt a little stressed after realizing how tight the budget was at the end of that month… imagine that but for years. years and years with no end in sight. you never have the relief of going back to your $100k salary and flat screen TV. it’s years upon years of pent up stress and anxiety

what if your car breaks down? what if you miss your bus? what if you have an unexpected charge on your card and overdraft? what if the kids want pizza? what if you call out sick from work? what if you can’t afford christmas presents?

and on top of the stress, you’re poor and you don’t have much free time because you take all the hours you can get to make ends meet. instead of cooking you have to eat shitty banquet and michelinas meals because delivery and takeout are too expensive. and the more tired you get, the more exhausted, the more shitty food you consume just to try to keep going.

and you probably don’t have good healthcare!

you’re stressed, you’re eating poorly, your body hurts from all the work and you’re too poor to pay for medical help, things like car repair fall by the wayside in order to provide, you’re sad, you start drinking to cope, etc

this is the cycle poor people are fucking trapped in. this is why the minimum wage is a fucking failure to all impoverished people in america.

this is the toll “just being frugal” takes on poor people after living for decades like that. adddiction, mental illness, lawbreaking – these things are associated with low class and poor people because it’s what happens to us and what we resort to when the system fails us.

ur worrying ppl teru

pls stop teru

just a really really really long petersburg
Lucas Steele

If you wanna waste 10 minutes of your life, the sense of relief and accomplishment you get at the end of this is defs worth it

@stuff-and-shenanigans your tag inspired this but my computer couldn’t cope with anything longer than 10 mins soz

In case anyone got overly sidetracked by the Russian spy drama and Twitter tirades, the following bills HAVE been introduced:

1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Please share widely. Call your House Representative and ask them to not only vote “NO”…but to speak up for our rights, health & safety, and country.

If SM releases 2 teasers pics of two diff members (every 48 hrs) similarly to when they debuted the unit and their comeback is on the 14th, then they will have released 10 members, which is what most theories are suggesting they will have

trans boy bakugou things

  • wears a binder constantly. when sleeping, when exercising, no breaks. terrible back problems but ignores them.
  • binder does NOT help him regulate his breathing when hes hyperventilating… the fool
  • said binder is disgusting, absolutely drenched in sweat at all times
  • voice breaks and goes higher when upset
  • he started having the other kids treat him as a boy starting from age 4-5, it was pretty easy cuz he’s always been a “tomboy” and has an androgynous name. it was when he entered middle school that his parents helped him start medically/legally transitioning. teachers continued to be openly awkward about it which he was terrified would raise suspicions, at this point his bullying of izuku got really bad bc he became paranoid izuku would out him (they wouldn’t).
  • izuku will later confide in him that they’re x gender, which he responds to like “why the hell would i care? you fucking copying me??” but quietly glare down anyone who gives izuku crap about it.
  • would rather someone openly misgender him than be supportive or sympathetic. that way he can just beat their ass
How Much Sleep Does Your Sign Need?

Aries : 6-8 hrs.
Taurus : 23 hours
Gemini : 2 or 12 hours, no in between
Cancer : A solid 10 hrs.
Leo : 7 hours
Virgo : 9273738 hrs.
Libra : ~ 8 hours
Scorpio : An hour
Sagittarius : Sleep is for the dead.
Capricorn : 5 hrs. rolling in bed/5 actually Zzzz
Aquarius : Stays up chatting w/Sagittarius
Pisces : 19 hrs.